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Camper Safety



If your child has food allergies, the food staff will accommodate special requests if they are notified in advance.  Counselors and the food staff play a role in assisting your child to avoid foods that cause allergic reactions. It is very important to include food, material, and environmental allergies when you register your camper.



When registering your child, it is very important to include medical conditions and required medicines. Medicines that your child brings to camp will be given to a Counselor that resides in the same cabin.  Counselors will assist in ensuring the medicines are taken at the correct times as requested by a parent/guardian.


We strive to offer our camp experience to campers that have special needs. We do not provide the services of trained professionals, but we do have experienced session Directors and cabin Counselors who love kids and understand and are willing to provide extra attention and patience.


Special needs’ campers that have attended in the past include but are not limited to those with:

  • Special dietary restrictions due to health issues

  • Physical disabilities (blindness, mobility challenges, diabetes, etc.)

  • Basic life skills challenges

  • Psychological disorders (intellectual disabilities, autism, anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD/ADD, etc.)


We need to know in advance of the camp session in order to plan appropriately for your child.

Contact the Registrar at or call 479-616-2759



Parents/guardians will be notified immediately.  Serious accidents and injuries are very uncommon at camp; however, if they occur the camp is within 5 miles of a major hospital.  While not a requirement or a guarantee, we often have Counselors who have some formal medical training--most often nursing--that assist with minor situations (bee stings, small cuts, headaches, etc.)



It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure their camper arrives at camp free of head lice and/or nits.  Prior to the onsite check-in the first day of camp, the session Director may require a head lice check and/or may have periodic checks performed throughout the camp session. ​

If a camper is found to have head lice and/or nits while at camp.

  • The camper will be segregated from other campers.

  • The parent/guardian will be notified and asked to pick up their child immediately and have them treated for head lice/nit removal.  A youth minister or another adult, if authorized by the parent/guardian, may be considered in charge of a camper for the purpose of head lice/nit treatment. 

  • If the parent/guardian picks up the child for treatment, they should take the campers personal items with them to be properly cleaned.

  • If someone from the camp takes the camper for treatment, the staff, at an offsite location, will machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that the camper brought with them using the hot water (130°F) laundry cycle and the high heat drying cycle as well as soak combs and brushes in hot water (at least 130°F) for 5 -10 minutes.  Items that cannot be laundered should be sealed in a plastic bag and stored for 2 weeks.   

  • Once the camper has been treated and the nits removed, the camper may return to camp and must pass a screening before being allowed to their cabin. 

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